Written by Old Bluffer 2nd Jun 2005
This public execution has all the trappings that the bored peasants out for a day's entertainment expect. Lots of heckling, thrown refuse, painful torture, dying words and a poignant keepsake clutched in the dying man's fingers.
The official in charge of the execution tries his hardest to make his victim beg for mercy, but Wallace is tough enough to defy his tormentor. Proof enough that a true Scotsman would rather undergo brutal torture than appear weak in front of a wee Englishman.
The famous "Freedom" cry - shame the makeup artists forgot to add sweat to Mel's face though.
What is missing between these screengrabs, is the endless sentimental montage of everyone who has ever met Wallace in his entire life.